Pseudonyms

CH50, AH50, MBL, Complement Pathway, Mannose Binding Lectin

Collection Requirements

6 ml Serum with no Gel. Send to pathology immediately for centrifugation and storage at -70C.

On recipt of specimen: Allow to clot at room temperature (20-25 C) for up to 60 mins.  Centrifuge within 1 hour of collection, after clotting, at 3800 rpm for 10 minutes.  Immediately transfer approximately 500 uL of serum into 3 aliquot tubes (Sarstedt 2 mL).  Immediately freeze all aliquots at -70 C until transport to RCH.   Transport on dry-ice, do not allow to thaw prior or during transport.

Tube Colour

Red

Test image(s)

Requires own tube?

No

Department

Biochemistry, Immunology

Reference Interval

See report

Availability

Fortnightly

Reference Laboratory

Royal Children's Hospital Laboratory Services, Level 4 East Building, 50 Flemington Road Parkville, Vic, 3052. tel 03 9345 4200 Fax 03 9345 9884

Fee

Medicare rebatable 71081 & 71092*2

Notes

Complement Functional : This test includes three tests : Classical pathway (CH50), Alternative pathway (AH50) and Mannose Binding Lectin

Test code: COMP

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